President Trump's campaign recently filed lawsuits against three national media outlets: CNN, The Washington Post, and The New York Times.
Although the news media enjoys strong protection from libel claims made by public figures, the Trump campaign claims the reporters acted with malice and reckless disregard for the truth in their Trump-Russia collusion coverage, and are not immune from liability.
Most people in our unscientific poll say public figures should sue the news media for libel when warranted.
A small percentage, 3%, said such action chills a free press.
Read the full results below. Meantime, be sure and vote in our latest poll at SharylAttkisson.com on the home page. Look for the black box in the right sidebar or scroll way down on the mobile site!
Should public figures sue the news media for libel?
3% No, it chills a free press
97% Yes, when warranted
<1% I don't know/don't care